I am really proud to be a faculty member of Essential Somatics! This is a beautifully made small film about Essential Somatics, with my northern American colleagues, students and practitioners. I love watching ever single person I work with become more spacious, less guarding, more bubbly and more knowledgeable about themselves, their reactions to things,… Continue reading Learn more about Essential Somatics
After a long summer break, I am back with my regular and updated schedule from the second week of September. You can book Somatics as well as Mobile&Strong lessons at SOMAdublin on Monday, Thursday and Friday morning, as well as Saturdays. Besides hands-on lessons, which last about 75min, I also have mat-based timeslots for you… Continue reading Regular schedule is back in September!
Since a few years, I have worked with women living with or having had surgery and treatments for breast cancer. I certified as a Pink Ribbon Pilates 'Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist' under progam founder Doreen Puglisi (USA) in 2015 to provide rehab classes for women affected and have used the knowledge since, while furthering it… Continue reading Wellbeing after Breast Cancer
A S S E S S M E N T How do we determine what to work with in Clinical Somatic Education? How can you see this? Is a question I get asked frequently by teaching colleagues of various movement modalities. Training on how to 'read' a person's posture and movement, and practice allows me… Continue reading What we do differently to get you moving
This week, we witnessed another horrific sexual domestic violence court decision. Too many perpetrators of domestic abuse walk out of court as free men because of their 'standing in his community, his good employment record' etc. (The employment record was mentioned as a positive in this last case, where a man dragged his ex-partner on… Continue reading Help me help Women’s Aid
Some reflections on a discussion I had with one of my clients - so much to discover, so many things to reconnect to. I am grateful for my learning coming from working with people who are at a turning point of how they want to relate to themselves in the present and future. Who have… Continue reading Truth shows up in movement
What a summer we had! I hope you've been active and enjoyed the sunshine. We have a new weekly class coming up from September, where we explore the big and small movements that help us relieve back pain, neck discomfort, hip tension and tight legs. The classes run every week and can be booked as… Continue reading Restore your Movement class starting in September
I've been lucky to have had the opportunity in participating in an Explain Pain seminar this weekend, presented by Ben Davies (not the football player), a pain specialist with excellent presentation skills and a vast knowledge. The Explain Pain course is developed by the NOIgroup, Australia's leading pain science researchers. We were learning about how… Continue reading Explain Pain
Lawrence Gold, one of the 'Wave 1' practitioners (who studied directly under Thomas Hanna) who have taken Somatic Education further and further, has written a beautifully concise article I would like to share! You can find the description of what happens in Hanna Somatic Education, which is what my training was based on, HERE I… Continue reading A recommended article!
I was lucky to have my friend and professional dancer Karen Gleeson and photographer Angie Pappas Constable with me in my office to give you a glimpse of how a Clinical lesson might look like. I think Angie took some beautiful photos - check out her street photography work here: http://www.angieconstable.com , so I want… Continue reading What happens in a Clinical Lesson?